A4A News

Binging CE: An Exciting New Trend In Professional Education

A4A members are attending all 12 classes in the Certified Financial Counselor™ (CFC™ ) course in rapid succession. Binging CE is a thing!    It is an exciting development in professional education! It makes sense.   Ted Lasso, Queen’s Gambit, and other binge-worthy content hook you. Compelling CE content is no different, especially since practitioners earn a professional certification for watching a limited series of 12 webinars to earn a CFC™ license.    The emerging trend is great for CFP®, CPA, CFA®, CIMA®, and other financial professionals. It allows consumers to di

It's Not Too Late To Earn The Certified Financial Counselor™ Certificate By September 29

Even if you missed the first classes of the Certified Financial Counselor™ course and certification program, you can still catch-up and earn the certification and digital badge by September 29, 2021.   The first class is free to try even if you are not a member of A4A ($120/year).   A4A members can log in and receive CFP Board and IWI CE credit 24/7 for the first five classes. Successfully completing the quizzes after each class earns CFP Board and IWI CE credit.   If you are CPA, you will only receive CPE credit on the live classes, but you can still earn the Certified Financial C

Free Trial Of Groundbreaking Financial Counseling CE Course & Certification

    Here's a free trial of a groundbreaking 12-credit Financial Counseling CE course led by Frank Murtha, Ph.D. The first class, entitled,  “Financial Counseling: An Introduction And Overview,” received a rating of 9.4 (out 10) from attendees. The transcript (below) and video of this are a no-risk way for non-members to see the first class.  The remaining 11 classes are free with A4A membership ($120/year for 48+ CE credits). If you are already an A4A member, log in for CE credit.   Class 2 is Wednesday, July 14 at 4 p.m. ET. Starting with the live broadcast of Class 3 o

Last Chance For CPA/PFS and CPA Financial Planners

For CPA/PFS® and other CPA financial planners, this is your last chance to register for the Certified Financial Counselor™ accreditation course for free with A4A membership.    If you miss the first live class on Thursday, you will have to pay to take the first class at a later date.    Below are links to register for all 12 live CPA CPE classes in the financial counseling course, which will be conducted between Thursday, June 24 and Thursday, September 29.  A4A members completing all 12 classes successfully are eligible to receive the Certified Financial Counseling™ desig

A4A Launches 12-Credit, 12-Week Financial Counseling CE Course

On March 30, 2021, the CFP Board announced a revision to the principal knowledge topics a CFP® professional is required to master. A completely new topic was added: the psychology of financial planning.   Until now, you did not need to know anything about psychology to be a CFP® professional. Effective Jan. 1, 2022. however, the psychology of financial planning will comprise seven percent of what you must know to hold a CFP® designation.   The CFP Board action has repercussions beyond the CFP® designation. CFA Institute for years has included behavioral finance education in its exam.